(214) 532-7158  Shannon Thornton, M.A., LPC

 
 Specializing in Executive Function Difficulties, Parenting, and Family Dynamics 

Summer Group Options for Teens

Managing
HIGH SCHOOL
with ADHD

High School is more competitive and rigorous than it was when we were there.  Managing the demands day-to-day with ADHD can feel impossible to some.  


Some kids have been making good grades until suddenly they can't keep up and they're too distracted.  Their old ways no longer work.  Perhaps, they have never mastered the skills needed and they are really struggling now.


Regardless of your child's natural intelligence, the three biggest struggles high school kids with ADHD seem to have are 


  • organization/prioritization/motivation,
  • handling their stress and mood        
  • knowing HOW to study effectively.


In this small group, your high school student will learn these skills in three, one-hour sessions.  They will have something to take home to remind them what they learned, and you will receive a parent update as well.  









Open to incoming 9th-12th graders

Two session options:

 August 6, 7, 8 from 12n-1:00pm

Bring lunch if they desire

OR

 September 3, 4, 5 from 5-6pm


Schedule:

Day One: Organize/Prioritize/Motivate

Day Two: Managing Stress

Day Three: Study Hacks



Cost is $25 per day, or a total of $75 for three hours of invaluable information.  Come to the ones you need!


To reserve a seat, email  or call 214-532-7158





Managing MIDDLE SCHOOL
with ADHD

Elementary school is child's play.  Middle School can be a giant eye-opening awakening to some kids, especially if they suffer with ADHD.


Remembering what to take to which class, what is due when, and what needs to be brought home each night is taxing.  What worked in earlier years no longer works and it leads to overwhelm and shut down.  On top of all that, they may not even know HOW to study.  


Middle School is the time to learn and hone skills to be used in high school and college.  It is much easier to learn sooner than later because the older they get, the harder school becomes.  


Regardless of your child's natural intelligence, the three biggest struggles middle school kids with ADHD seem to have are 


  • organization/prioritization/motivation,
  • handling their stress and mood        
  • knowing HOW to study effectively.


In this small group, your middleschool student will learn these skills in three, one-hour sessions.  They will have something to take home to remind them what they learned, and you will receive a parent update as well.  




Open to incoming 6th-8th graders

Two session options:

August 6, 7, 8 from 3:00-4:00pm

OR

August 20, 21, 22 from 4:15-5:30pm



Schedule:

Day One: Organize/Prioritize/Motivate

Day Two: Managing Stress

Day Three: Study Hacks



Cost is $25 per day, or a total of $75 for three hours of invaluable information.  Come to the ones you need!


To reserve a seat, email  or call 214-532-7158

She's Ready for
 Middle School


Anyone who remembers middle school knows those three years were tough.  Friends from elementary school changed.  Boys and girls started liking each other and you may have had to attend your first dance.  Girls whispered right in front of you and you never knew why.  Your body was doing really weird things and your hormones were out of sync.  You learned things you never knew existed and friends were becoming more and more important.  You believed whatever they said about you and your self image was being developed.


Three tough years!  But you got through it.  How nice would it have been to have had a little heads up on how to deal with all that new stress and learn how NOT to let those mean girls hurt you to the core?  


If your daughter is going to start 6th grade in August, 2019, this workshop is for her.


In a small group of under 5 other girls her age who are in the same boat, she will learn how to 


  • Recognize negative thinking and cope with stress
  • Understand and manage girl drama
  • Keep her self worth in tact and keep her head held high


Open to incoming 6th grade girls
Two session options:
August 6, 7, 8 from 10:30-11:30am 
OR
August 27, 28, 29 from 4:15-5:30pm


Schedule:
Day One: Stress and Anxiety
Day Two: Mean Girls
Day Three: Positive Self Worth


Cost is $25 per day, or a total of $75 for three hours of invaluable information.  Come to the ones you need!


To reserve a seat, email  or call 214-532-7158